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Hurricane Jose

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Isabella Lockett, Staff Writer

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After the effects of Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma shortly came into play. While she is in full swing, they have found a new storm forming in the mid-atlantic. It is undetermined whether it is a hurricane or just a tropical storm.

Jose is making a clockwise loop over the western Atlantic ocean, south of bermuda. It is not yet known whether Jose will ever directly impact the Bahamas this weekend, or the East Coast next week. Interests in the Bahamas and the East Coast from the Carolinas northward should monitor Jose closely. High surf and rip currents, however, will impact the U.S. East Coast and the Northeast Caribbean Islands.

Up north, the wind shear has affected the inner eye convection of Jose, leaving its appearance kind of messy in microwave imagery (a way to track and see hurricanes) Tuesday morning. This wind shear may persist for another couple of days, and upwelling from Jose’s slow motion may further weaken Jose to a tropical storm. Jose may then see a brief calming in wind shear, followed by increased southwesterly wind shear later this week and weekend. All these factors should keep a relative lid on Jose’s intensity for the next five days. Jose may even weaken by Tuesday night.

Jose will complete a clockwise loop between Bermuda, the Bahamas and Puerto Rico by Thursday, then begin a northward track this weekend. How far west Jose gets before eventually circling north, then northeast, is the key question regarding potential impact for the Bahamas this weekend, and the U.S. East Coast next week.

Although, Tennessee may not be affected at all by this, it does worry some students’ lives. However, Elicia Caulder (10) isn’t very worried about Jose affecting Tennessee

“I do not think it will affect us, but I am worried about it hitting the east coast (Florida) because my dad lives there,” Says Caulder.

Hurricane Jose is something to worry about for most states that border the Atlantic Ocean, but meteorologists do not think it will be as devastating as Irma.

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